The NFAA Indoor Nationals for 2020 couldn’t have been any better. There would be no long haul to compete. The venue is a 45-minute drive away. Excellent.
Because of Covid-19 the NFAA created a format allows NFAA Affiliate ranges to provide a base where to compete for the 2020 Indoor Nationals. These Nationals are being held at ranges all across the country.
I’d signed up and selected the Archery Learning Center just up the road. I could drive over shoot and come home. Easy.
A few days before the event I cut my finger. Not a bad cut but a cut. In most instances I’d hardly notice. In this instance the cut is on the middle finger tip of my drawing hand.
I sort of reminded me of turf toe. Not a horrible injury but a real nuisance – painful and bothersome enough to keep professional football players out of a game.
Practicing while hoping for a speedy recover of the cut was a loss. Each session the finger’s small wound would open and bleed. It hurt enough to cause a minor shift in finger pressure leading to more on the index finger that is correct. The arrows landing a bit higher as a result.
The practice scores suffered a little with a few more points dropped per practice than the pre-cut scores. There was only one solution, hold off shooting for a few days and let the cut heal.
The NFAA Indoor 2020 as convenient as this year’s might be is a miss for me.